Grist List

Biofuel

Modern-day DeLorean? Airplane runs on trash

One man’s trash is another man’s airplane fuel. Adventure-seeker Andy Pag aims to obtain funding and become the first person to fly a trash-fueled plane …

Food Safety

Ew! Eyeless shrimp and deformed fish now routinely caught in the Gulf

Ok, this is gross. The shrimp coming out of the Gulf of Mexico two years after the BP spill have some seriously nasty stuff wrong …

Politics

Power Shift turns Bank of America ATMs into truth-dispensing machines

Activists forced ATM users to think twice about what they were really supporting by banking with Bank of America.

Business & Technology

Ad men illegally hack down trees for billboards

Watch one episode of Mad Men and you’ll see just how shady the advertising biz can be. But apparently the red-headed stepchildren of the advertising industry …

Critical List: More droughts and floods coming; Koch super PAC hits Obama on green energy

The earth’s water cycle is speeding up twice as fast as climate models predicted, which means more droughts and more floods. The Kochs’ super PAC …

Pollution

Six Flags’ Magic Mountain caught polluting a California river

Most folks associate Six Flags’ Magic Mountain with water parks, games, and thrilling roller coasters. Turns out the amusement park produces more than just smiles …

Climate Change

Why is the Discovery Channel ignoring climate change science?

The Discovery Channel isn’t a climate change denier, but it’s certainly shaping up to be an equally formidable foe — a climate change avoider. Media …

Transportation

4 out of 5 top transit cities are on the East Coast

Walk Score put together a list of the country’s top transit cities, based on the company’s transit scores for more 1 million locations in the …

Industrial Agriculture

Hungry bacteria help make bugs resistant to pesticides

Use pesticides on a field for long enough and the bugs that you’re supposed to be defeating will adapt. But you know what adapts faster …

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